tremendous increase Drug-testing experts have noticed a tremendous increase in the size, strength, and speed of players in international rugby since the sport went professional in 1995. Surveys done in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa have indicated that among the young, steroid use is much greater than 10 per cent. However, in these countries, there’s a paucity of drug testing in schools and clubs, where the temptation to dope is high, due to the reluctance of doping authorities to test in schools, and the relatively little financial resources to extend testing to clubs, not involved in international competition. In Jamaica, the new and impressive JADCO website gives no indication of testing by sport, so we do not know if rugby is one of the many sports under the scrutiny of the local testing agency. What we do know is that when it comes to doping, there is a very obvious ‘Catch 22’: Take it seriously and catch people (because there are cheats in every area of human activity), or pretend to take it seriously and catch nobody. Do the former and you have a drug problem. do the latter and no problem – until a superstar makes a mistake and the edifice of propriety collapses. British online media have been reporting on the out-of-competition activities of a Jamaican superstar, with a letter writer to a Jamaican newspaper wondering about the possibility of the superstar imbibing ‘spiked’ drinks at one of the establishments where he has been filmed. This concern ties in with the allegation in Jamaica that sporting superstars have been known to order take-out food in their own name and personally come to pick it up minutes later. The national disaster that would accompany a subsequent test that revealed an adverse analytical finding in a test done after a meal spiked by (paid) accomplices of jealous competitors would demand that JADCO-sponsored seminars re the dangers of using banned substances and supplements be mandatory for elite athletes, with serious sanctions for those who consistently ‘have other engagements’ when these seminars are put on. No one wants to curtail the fun of any young sports superstar, but the fact that young, rich stars attract friends with ulterior motives cannot and must not be overstressed and ignored. A word to the wise is sufficient. The World Championships in rugby enters its knockout stage this week, with the main stories focusing on the capitulation of the England team to Australia in a dramatic win-or-go-home match, thus becoming the first host to be eliminated from the competition before the quarter-finals; and the claims by a 20-year-old British player, Daniel Spencer-Tonks, that doping “is widespread” in the sport. Spencer-Tonks is a former under-15 international player, who was caught using the banned steroid stanozolol in February this year and who received a four-year ban from the United Kingdom Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD). As can be expected, the anti-doping testers in rugby in Britain have trotted out their statistics to reveal that of all the tests done, in and out of competition, only about 10 per cent reveal adverse analytical findings. They also state that more than 50 per cent of their tests are based on information received (target testing). This contrast (‘widespread doping’ versus ‘less than 10 per cent of tests positive’) highlights the belief that a significant percentage of sportsmen (and women) throughout all sports are using dope to cope with the demands of professional sports.
Dear Editor,Now, that we are cognizant of the intentions of The PNC Led Coalition, that is, to delay elections for as long as possible and to hold on to power as long as they possibly can, what should the election body do in such circumstances? This is the question that should be on every member of GECOM’s mind.This is the burning issue, but for some clandestine reason this chairperson seems not to understand? We, the People have already made our decision, twice to be exact, we’ve made that decision at the LGE Level and are eagerly awaiting our turn at the national level. We want an end to all of these meetings, interviews and what have you, of this illegal government with a final view to general elections soonest. We, The People, want elections because that is the end result of a successful passage of a no-confidence motion.Having said that, what should be the role of the newly installed Chairperson? I say her role should be one of expediting the dictates of the law as it relates to preparedness in time for elections within the legally stipulated time-frame. There should be no delay in such matters because the affairs of an entire nation are at stake.However, this aspect of the nation’s business has been stymied by the many twists and turns in this ongoing saga of general election and a government’s fear of facing the electorate. Incidentally, GECOM who is supposed to be an autonomous and bipartisan body seems to be caught up in this mess also. I do hope that this electoral body get its act together and in the final analysis get into election mode. So, let us get a few pertinent facts cleared up, before we discuss this election business in a detailed manner.For starters Madam Justice Chairperson took an entire month to as it were “settle in” that is making cordial remarks and talking to members of the secretariat, smiling and handshakes. We are talking about an entire month to make such salutations, when the urgent business of getting ready for Election 2019 was on the cards. It shows what mettle she is made of and to whose side she is leaning.This is certainly not a good sign at all and does not augur well for the independence of the chairman or the GECOM. These occurrences all show some form of collusion with the illegal powers that be and that the chairwoman is acting under instructions from other outside sources.Another case in point is in the stopping of the house to house registration, then soon after backpedaling in the statement that there would be a merger of the names from that very same process, she put a stop to. How can she in all fairness add registrants from an incomplete list to the National Register, this is an illegal act? This is preposterous and coming from a Chairwoman/former judge? Outrageous! You cannot merge an illegal document (the printed house to house registration forms was never sanctioned by parliament) on to the national register; this constitutes an illegal act. Further to it as a judge, Singh should know that you cannot use an unverified – and in the majority of cases duplicated list – on to the national register, this openly constitutes a fraud.As a former judge Madam Justice Claudette Singh ought to know that you cannot, I repeat, you cannot legitimize a fraud, this is outrageous behaviour! You just have to go straight into the Claims and Objections Phase which means that those persons who would have attained the age of 18 years and are eligible to vote would have been automatically updated into the National List of Electors. Conversely, those who have died would be taken off the list by the clean and verified list that can only come from the GRO; It is as simple as that!Are we to believe then that 370,000 persons reached the age to vote in the last five months? That is the rank foolishness this government is telling us? They are telling us in no uncertain language, that Guyana saw a rise in 370,000 “new” names in 5 months and as such this must be “merged” or in other words “added” to the NRR, this is the Anansi Story this government is giving us? Outrageous! The truth of the matter is, that figure of 370,000 represents a duplication of registrants and as such should be left alone and the real update should be sought from the established list that they allowed to expire in April of this year.Finally, what we see transpiring before our eyes is a chairperson who at best is a jellyfish actor, one who says one thing but undercover, does another. Is she afraid of doing the right thing? As someone rightly said, “this judge/chairwoman is under pressure, that is the reason for her behaving in this manner”.Well, I vehemently reject that assumption, I submit that she is not under any pressure other than that which she has created for herself. If she sticks to the letter of the law, as she asserted, then she has nothing to fear, however, a deviation from the laws that govern our country means that she is bound to get into these shameful alleyways and poorly crafted apologies would be the order of the day.If anyone that is under pressure then it is The Chief Justice and she has carried out her duties with high regards and legal precision. Claudette Singh on the other hand wants to “please” and for that reason she will go down in history as a weak, vacillating Judge/chairperson who was grossly guilty of dereliction of duty.Respectfully,Neil Adams
Mahmud Johnson, CEO, J-Palm; Mrs. Eyvonne Bright-Harding, CEO of Sharks Entertainment Incorporated; Angie M. Howard, CEO, Falama Inc; Korkpor Daynuah, CEO, Panzsir CosmeticsMahmud Johnson, the entrepreneur who turned palm kernel oil into skin, hair and cooking products that are sold around the world, applied for the Private Sector Development Initiatives (PSDI) loan in 2014.But officials at the Ministry of Finance and Development of Planning, which managed the secret loan fund, told him that all the loans had been given out, and encouraged him to wait until people start repaying the loans.Johnson, founder and chief executive officer of J-Palm Manufacturing Company, said he was disappointed and shocked to learn that the majority of the business owners who received loans have not repaid a penny, and that some of them created ghost businesses that auditors could not locate.Mr. Johnson said the process was not transparent or open to all Liberian businesses, thereby giving the opportunity to non-beneficiaries and leaving out the people who should have been the direct beneficiaries.Mr. Johnson was one of several small and medium sized business owners who expressed outraged about the failed loan scheme.“I don’t believe that such a huge amount of money can be allocated for Liberian businesses and the impact is not being felt. This money would have created jobs and empowered and changed the face of some communities that these businesses would have been established in,” Mr. Johnson said.Mr. Johnson, who started the business in 2013 currently employs 34 individuals, and plans to have his products across Liberia. He has participated in the most talked about MSME conference intended to showcase Liberian made products. The conference has brought hundreds of businesses together, with a recommendation to take it to other counties.Meanwhile, according to the auditors, between 2014 and 2016, the project disbursed US$2,274,400 to forty-six (46) borrowers. The report revealed that Dr. James F. Kollie, former Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs (MFDP), signed all the loan approvals while serving in the position.Out of the 46 borrowers, only Garson Incorporated, located on 11th Street, Sinkor, believed to be owned by Dr. James Kollie, paid its obligation of US$150,000 plus US$10,500 interest, amounting to a total repayment of US$160,500. Garson Incorporated’s account statement reveals that the institution has only an US$11.00 obligation outstanding.News of the failed loan scheme broke last week when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered Dr. Kollie to cut short his overseas trip and come back home to account for the money.Kollie was deputy minister for fiscal affairs at the MFDP when the fund was created.Mrs. Eyvonne Bright-Harding, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sharks Entertainment Incorporated, has been fighting to get the government to protect the 21 businesses earmarked for Liberians under the Liberianization Policy.Bright-Harding produces ice cream, one of the protected Liberian businesses. But in the past year, two foreigners have opened ice cream manufacturing businesses, and a third is underway.“To find ourselves in a situation that money was earmarked for Liberian-owned businesses and find out that the money was not used for the intended purpose is shocking,’’ she said.It is disheartening that the government paid out such a huge amount and have nothing to show for it, she said. Sadly, she said, there is no penalty for people who mismanage public funds.“They will move around and get all the invitations to attend some of the big programs or functions acting as if nothing happened,” she said. “We are waiting and listening to hear what the results will be, and what others will learn from this sad situation,’’ she said.Bright-Harding, who has been in business for over 20 years, said it is important that people repay their loans, because it is good for business and the economy. The fallout from the loan scheme is another indication of the lack of patriotism among Liberians, she said.“Liberians are not being patriotic when they can’t implement the policy that protects businesses earmarked for Liberians,” she added.Bright-Harding wondered whether the Ministry of Commerce and Industry knew about the loan scheme, as it should have informed the small and medium sized businesses that it has been showcasing over the last few years.Kokpor Daynuah, CEO and founder of PANZSIR Cosmetics, a Liberian-owned business, was sad when he heard about the failed loan scheme. He said he applied for the PSDI fund, but didn’t get it. He was shocked to learn that government officials gave loans to themselves instead of small businesses who are struggling to expand.“These are people who don’t own any business and they took something that was intended to change some of our businesses and put us in a better position to put us on par with foreign-owned businesses; and it has been mismanaged by our own people,’’ he said.The government, he said, issued loans without putting regulations and guidelines to determine the criteria for qualifying for the loan. The loan should have been given to existing businesses, he said.“People often complain that Liberian-owned businesses don’t want to expand, but how can those businesses expand when they don’t get the support they need?” he asked. “The failed loan scheme could scare donors away. Donors will be reluctant to support Liberian businesses because it’s been proven that government will give the loans to their friends and relatives, instead of the struggling businesses.”The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) has been working with many small businesses through the Small Business Administration (SBA). “Why did MFDP create a loan program when there was a structure at MOCI?” Daynuah asked further.Another businesswoman who spoke to our team of reporters yesterday in the Paynesville community said the behavior of the government officials has caused serious problems for businesspeople.Angie M. Howard, Chief Executive Officer of Falama Inc, told this paper that she knew about the loan at the Ministry of Finance but those who were leading the process told her that there was no money in the PSDI account.She said because of the long bureaucracy in obtaining the loan, “I decided to forgo it and invest my own personal cash into my business. I was fed up with being told ‘go come back tomorrow.’”Fortunately, all four of these Liberian businesses have improved over the last four years, much against the odds. Noteworthy among them is J-Palm, which has won multiple awards because of his insightful business model and the innovation that it pursues. Sharks Enterprise (Bright-Harding) is a diversified catering service – they don’t sell only ice-cream and pop-corn. Falama (Howard) is now into packaging coconut water and Panzsir (Daynuah) moved its production line from a small workshop in Brewerville, Montserrado County to Nimba County, where expansion has improved production and safety standards.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The 20-year-old man accused of having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl was on Tuesday granted reduced bail for the charge against him when he reappeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Jacob Stanislas of Monkey Mountain, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) was granted $200,000 bail as opposed to the original $250,000 when his attorney, Tiffany Jeffrey, made the reduced bail application.In her application, the lawyer revealed that her client was one of six children for his parents who are farmers. As such, they are limited in their finances and were unable to pay bail for the accused.Chief Magistrate McLennan granted the request, but ordered that the defendant find another place of abode since the victim in the matter would visit Monkey Mountain.The charge against Stanislas alleged that between October 1 and November 1, 2017 at the said Monkey Mountain, the 20-year-old had sexual relations with a 13-year-old.According to Stanislas’ Attorney, her client was having a consensual relationship with the young woman.However, her family members gained knowledge of such and reported the matter to the Police, which – the lawyer said – is the only reason Stanislas is being brought before the courts.
LOS ANGELES – For once, USC is not playing solely for pride and bragging rights when it travels to Pauley Pavilion tonight to face rival UCLA. If the No. 19 Trojans can shock the No. 2 Bruins, USC will tie UCLA for first place in the Pacific 10 Conference. “We were one shot away,” Lodrick Stewart said. “He misses that shot, we would have won. That gives us a lot of confidence that we can get this win.” Westphal said he thought after that 1971 season that USC and UCLA would be perennial top-10 teams for the rest of his life, but it didn’t turn out that way. The Trojans have had only fleeting moments of success. USC hasn’t won a conference title since 1961. For the team veterans – Stewart, Nick Young and Gabe Pruitt – this is an opportunity they relish. They remember being last in the Pac-10 just two years ago. “I can finally say we’re fighting for the No. 1 spot in the Pac-10,” Nick Young said. “We’ve come from last place to second place, and this could mean a lot to our program.” Pruitt hurt Starting point guard Pruitt said he expects to play though he suffered a mild sprain to his right ankle while making an awkward stop late in practice Tuesday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Former USC player and coach Bob Boyd, the program’s resident historian with 56 years following the team, said he doesn’t remember a USC-UCLA game this big since 1971. In that season, a Paul Westphal-led Trojans team coached by Boyd had a chance to tie the Bruins for first place in the final game of the regular season but lost 73-62. That game had even more drama than this one. USC had been ranked No. 1 in the nation for half the season before losing to UCLA in the first game. The Bruins took over No. 1 in the polls, but the Trojans had climbed back to No. 2 by the second contest. Back in those days, only the winner of the Pac-10 made the NCAA Tournament. So, even though they were the top two teams in the nation, only one was going to move on to the postseason. USC ended up 24-2, with both losses to UCLA, but did not advance. “The game meant either ending your year or moving on,” Westphal said. “It’s a different system now and a different kind of pressure, but this is still a very compelling game.” USC players thought that they gave the game away when they allowed UCLA to come back from a 10-point deficit and win on Arron Afflalo’s buzzer-beating jumper Jan. 13. That they outplayed UCLA for most of the game has the Trojans believing they can win at Pauley, where they have a pair of 21-point defeats the past two seasons.
For the small nation of Croatia, the loss spells bitter pain but fans at home will celebrate the best run in the nation’s history, which featured a stunning win against Argentina and a semi-final victory against England.Earlier, Croatia’s fans, massed behind Danijel Subasic’s goal, unveiled an enormous flag during their national anthem and their side roared out of the blocks, pinning France back in their own half.It was the French who scored first, courtesy of an own goal in the 18th minute by Mario Mandzukic following an Antoine Griezmann free-kick but they were pegged back by a lovely Ivan Perisic strike 10 minutes later.Griezmann restored France’s lead from the penalty spot after the referee awarded a controversial spot-kick with the help of VAR (video assistant referee) for a hand ball.As thunder rolled around the stadium, Griezmann lined up the penalty, holding the ball under his arm. Crotia goalkeeper Subasic did his best to put the French striker off but he held his nerve to lash the spot-kick into the net.Croatia were first out after half-time and again were into their stride quickly, with the brilliant Luka Modric pulling the strings in midfield as roars of “Croatia” echoed round the stadium.But Manchester United’s Paul Pogba extended France’s lead within a quarter of an hour, stroking the ball home — sparking scenes of joy behind the goal from French fans, who knew their country had one hand on the trophy.Kylian Mbappe appeared to make sure just just minutes later. But Croatia were given renewed hope when Mandzukic made the most of a mistake by France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.– France victorious –France, strongly fancied to win the final, started their tournament in France slowly, beating Australia and Peru by the odd goal before a goalless stalemate with Denmark saw them top the group.But they moved up through the gears in the knockout stages, seeing off Lionel Messi’s Argentina in a seven-goal thriller before cruising to a 2-0 win against Uruguay and seeing off Belgium 1-0 in the semi-final.For Croatia, the match in Moscow was perhaps one too far after they were taken to extra-time for three consecutive games.Deschamps, who captained France when they lifted the World Cup in 1998, has become just the third man to win the trophy as both a player and a manager after Franz Beckenbauer and Mario Zagallo.Croatia have brought joy to their Balkan nation of just four million people by defying the odds to progress to the final while reigning champions Germany, then Argentina and Brazil all fell by the wayside in Russia.Football fever has slowly built over the past four weeks as France took its young national team to heart, with ecstatic scenes on the Champs-Elysees avenue after their semi-final victory.Giant screens were erected in scores of fan zones across the country under exceptionally tight security, with the biggest gathering of all expected in Paris, where 90,000 will converge on a fanzone next to the Eiffel Tower.Red-and-white chequerboard patterns were everywhere in Croatia, on cars, in shop windows, trams, buses as well as on jerseys worn by waiters, shop workers or TV presenters.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The victory was France’s second in their history – with their first success coming 20 years ago on home soil. Photo/COURTESYMOSCOW, Russia, July 15 – France won their second World Cup 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, seeing off a dogged and desperate Croatia side who refused to lie down in one of the most electrifying finals in recent years.The breathless 4-2 victory under stormy skies at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium means Didier Deshchamps’ side — balancing youthful vitality and tournament nous — have buried the pain of their defeat in the Euro 2016 final on home soil.
All roads lead to Convoy tonight (Thursday) as the Seniors meet Kilcar with a place in the Championship quarter-finals at stake. Throw-in is at 8pm. Please come out and support the lads.The U15 boys were defeated by the narrowest of margins by Gaoth Dobhair last night, 1-10 to 1-09.We are hosting a few games this weekend. On Saturday we will host the Glenswilly v Dungloe Senior Championship quarter-final that throws-in at 4:30pm. All stewards please be at the Park for 3:15pm. On Sunday we are hosting the Co. Junior A Final between Moville and Downings at 2pm and again a large crowd is expected. This game is likely to be followed by a Senior Championship quarter-final at 4pm. Again any available stewards, please be in the Park for 1pm.The Seniors put in a big performance in Towney on Sunday to force a play-off with Kilcar. It takes place this Thursday evening in Convoy with an 8pm throw-in. The Reserves got the required victory to move on to the quarter-finals of their championship.Scór na nÓg heats will take place in Glenfin on Friday week, October 19th.The U15 Boys were to meet Gaoth Dobhair on Tuesday evening in the Northern Board Championship Final in Falcarragh. See next week’s notes for details and facebook and e-mail for result. The U13 Boys Div. 1 team await the results of a 3 team play-off to determine who they will meet in the Northern Final between Gaoth Dobhair, MacCumhaills and Buncrana.The Minor girls are also in their semi-final and are waiting on a fixture. The U16 girls have reached their final but again are still waiting to find out who they will meet.U12 Girls training resumes on Wednesday, October 24th in the Loreto Convent Gym.The Friday Evening Hurling & Camogie Academy has now finished their outdoor season and will resume again shortly indoors. The Sunday Morning U10 Football Academy will finish on Sunday, Oct. 21st this year. Details of the Presentation night will be announced shortly.Twenty St. Eunan’s Hurlers took part in the County Winter Training Programme on Saturday in Deele College. The next scheduled date for this training programme is on Saturday in 3 weeks time at the same venue. The U13 Hurlers had two good wins away to Derry teams in the North West League on Sunday. They play away this week-end. Details available at training.The club would like to sincerely thank the staff of Pramerica who did some great work at the clubhouse on Saturday as part of their Global Volunteer day. Great fun was had by all who were ably assisted by club members Adrian Mc Clafferty and Brendan Kelly, the club would like to thank John Watson and Watson Hire for supplying all the equipment on the day.The Training Pitch is in bad shape at the minute. Please use common sense when choosing what area to train in for the benefit of everyone.The AGM has been provisionally pencilled in for Sunday, November 25th at 2pm. We extend our condolences to Eamon O’Boyle and family on their recent bereavement.Best wishes to Brian Kelly and Helena who will finally tie the knot this weekend!GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: October 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS
Letterkenny Rovers FC News:A busy time for the club at the moment continues with all eyes focused on Cork this weekend and our trip to play Ballincollig in Cork in the FAI Youth Cup quarter final. Kick off on Sunday is at 1130am and we wish Anthony Gorman and his squad well as they play in the last 8 of this competition for the fourth successive season.Club officials will have a hectic time of it as we will also be represented at the FAI Cup first round draw which takes place in Dublin on Monday next at 5pm.Last weeks action saw the seniors lose out at Derry City Reserves 2-1. Rovers goalscorer was Darren McElwaine. The seniors have no game this weekend. The highlight of last weeks schoolboy action saw the u12s Crusaders win their league with a 3-1 win over Lurgy Celtic. Goalscorers were Oisin McCann, Reid Kelly and Mark Bonner. A big well done to Eddie McGrath and his troops and they will hope to celebrate in style once more with the league crown when they welcome Gweedore Celtic Cosmos to the Aura back pitch on Saturday at 1030am.Last weekend also saw a double win for the u12s and u14s over Bonagee with both winning 2-1. Sean Freeburn and Lorcan Harvey were on target for the 12s while a Joel Gorman penalty and Nathan Plumb with a header were on the mark for the 14s.Our u14s Crusaders lost out 3-0 at Keadue despite dominating for long periods.This weekend sees the u12s Rovers travel to play Glenea on Sunday at 1030am while our u14s Crusaders host Kilmacrennan at the Aura at 12 noon also on Sunday. The u14s United finally get back into action when hosting Mulroy at the Aura at 1145am on Saturday.The club would like to wish all players involved with Donegal schoolboys the best for the weekend when they face into a triple bill against Inishowen in the interleague competitions.Michael Duffy was the lucky winner of the clubs LMS competition and walks away with a cool 300euro.Well done Michael who showed all his footballing brainpower to come through a large field and took great delight in being the last man standing.Mini Lotto numbers are 1-4-6-16.Four winners receive 20 euro each;Liz McCormack, Angela Shiels, Fionnuala McCormack and PJ Ward.Jackpot next week is 3425 euroClub bingo continues in the Station House Hotel on Thursday evenings at 830pm sharp.Snowball is 1175euro on 45 numbers or less.FOOTBALL: LETTERKENNY ROVERS TRAVEL TO CORK FOR FAI YOUTH CUP QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: March 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FootballLetterkenny Rovers FCSport
What is the team news? silverware impact Emery’s side got off the mark against West Ham Under new boss Unai Emery, Arsenal have got off to a stuttering start with defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea.But the win over West Ham last time out got them off the mark and they will be hopeful of picking up three points against the Bluebirds.What time is kick-off?This one will be held on Sunday, September 2.Kick-off at the Cardiff City Stadium is at 1.30pm.The last time the Gunners visited here in the Premier League was in 2013, where they ran out 3-0 winners.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Tune into this match from 1pm using either our app, web player or your radio.talkSPORT is widely available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM. Cardiff will hope to register their first Premier League goal and win of the season when they welcome Arsenal to South Wales.Neil Warnock’s side have kept two clean-sheets on the spin, but have failed to notch at the other end in any of their three games. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won highlights possible standings 📝 @MesutOzil1088, @LacazetteAlex, @Aubameyang7 all start – here’s our team for #CARARSWhat do you make of it? pic.twitter.com/HqDrXv5oxV— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 2, 2018 MONEY smart causal Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more #CARARS | Breaking team news!Brought to you by @1xbet_Eng…#CityAsOne 🔵⚽️🔵⚽️ pic.twitter.com/a8b2J90yL5— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) September 2, 2018 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Getty Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade FOOTBALL LATEST 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jack O’Connell had it right the first time. As the state’s superintendent of public instruction, he supported the high school exit exam because he knew that getting results means lifting the bar for students, not lowering it. But his commitment appears to be wavering after a study revealed that one-fifth of the Class of 2006 doesn’t have the skills to pass. Last week, O’Connell agreed to consider alternatives to the exam. Certainly as the state’s top educator he should be willing to consider changes. But unless there’s an option that can help those students who don’t pass without giving them a free ride, he should just say no.